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Subaru Legacy, Sedan
Feb 12, 2003 (10:52 am)
I recently read in a newspaper that Subaru will introduce turbos in both the Legacy and the Outback after the debut of the Forrester turbo. Any ideas of when this may happen?
Feb 12, 2003 (1:51 pm)
From all the research I've done and the salesman I've talked to at a local dealership, this should be happening this summer. I was told July or August for the redesigned Legacy with a turbo.
Have you heard the news on the Forester? 2.5T with 210hp and 235lb-ft of torque. Using a version of the engine in the STi (with AVCS). Very cool. Future is bright for the Legacy!
You also may want to check out the forums (especially the "News and Rumors" forum) at http://www.nasioc.com. They've got some great discusions going on there on this very topic.
Feb 13, 2003 (8:55 am)
I'm hoping we see the new Legacy in April at the NY show.
The Forester makes things promising, absolutely. It's gonna be a torque monster.
#4 of 98 Hoping for the new Legacy too in April....
Feb 27, 2003 (9:19 am)
I hope the new Legacy is shown at New York too, especially since I get to go during press days for work. It would help me make up my highly conflicted mind - Forester 2.5XT, wait for the Legacy GT turbo wagon, or buy a used Saab 9-5 to replace my Passat....
#5 of 98 Legacy STi
Mar 01, 2003 (1:20 pm)
I've heard the Forester turbo version would be out next year, and it makes sense that the Legacy gets that. That'll be the 2.5L turbo.
I've read on Motor Trend future vehicles section, that in 2005 there would be an STi version of the Legacy. I believe they're using the 6 cyl for this. HP will be in the mid-300's. I just wanted to make sure people realized this before plunking money down on the 2004 4-cyl turbo. If you're really looking for power and are willing to pay another $5K or so (pure speculation based on Impreza pricing), you'll want to wait.
#6 of 98 Forester Turbo...
Mar 03, 2003 (6:13 pm)
will be available in a couple of months, actually. It was shown at the Chicago Auto show.
#7 of 98 New Legacy teaser pics...
Apr 16, 2003 (10:48 am)
are now available at www.apexjapan.com. Not showing much but from what I can tell it looks like a beaut!
Enjoy the suspense!
Apr 23, 2003 (4:02 pm)
I have to say that I like the new front styling a lot. I could never warm up to the current Legasy "frowny-face". The new design looks serious but pleasent.
(I have a whole theory about the SUV/light truck influence on agressive styling... but I won't go into that here).
#10 of 98 new turbo
Apr 23, 2003 (4:07 pm)
Looks really good to me. Does anyone know when this will actually be available in USA?